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Timeless Man and The Illusions of Time

“Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness as we travel through eternal duration, and it does not exist where no consciousness exists in which the illusion can be produced; but ‘lies asleep.’ The present is only a mathematical line which divides that part of eternal duration which we call the future, from that part which we call the past. Nothing on earth has real duration, for nothing remains without change—or the same—for the billionth part of a second. …
“The real person or thing does not consist solely of what is seen at any particular moment, but is composed of the sum of all its various and changing conditions.” ~H. P. Blavatsky

Time Illusion

That time, as we think of it, is an illusion has been covered before on this blog. But I have some new information to add to the discussion.

First is how to define that moment of time which we call “the present”. Like Blavatsky, I have previously said that we can break time up into billionths of a second, so the present must be shorter than that. In actual fact, science has now defined a duration for the present, and that duration is three seconds. They come to that conclusion because they found that what happens around us in a period of about three seconds is all put together to form one image, one idea. It is that image created in the brain that we call the present. And by the time the brain has assembles that moment for us, the actual world has already moved on, continuing to change forever. But then Madame Blavatsky moves on to talk about what this means in defining object, animals, and people. Continue reading “Timeless Man and The Illusions of Time”

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Traveling Soul, Infinite Spirit, Being Everywhere

“The Incorporeal governs the Corporeal, and is, therefore, present everywhere, although not as space, but in power. The corporeal existence of things cannot hinder the incorporeal from being present to such things as it desires to enter into relation with. The Soul has therefore the power to extend her activity to any locality she may desire. She is a power which has no limits, and each part of her, being independent of special conditions, can be present everywhere, provided she is pure and unadulterated with matter. Things do not act upon each other merely by the contact of the corporeal forms, but also at a distance, provided they have a soul, because the higher elements of the soul are everywhere.” ~Porphyry

Traveling Soul

Porphyry says the soul can extent her activities to any location. This is true, in a sense. Actually, since the soul is pure spirit, and spirit is not limited by time and space, the soul is always everywhere. At least, the awakened soul is. But just as we can focus our attention on one thing, or in one direction, so can the spirit and soul.

If, for some reason, the soul wanted to know what was happening on the moon, it would simply concentrate on that location, and know. If it wanted to know what a person living in another country was doing, it could concentrate on that person, and know.

Were science smart enough to use this ability of the soul, we could save a lot of money, yet progress faster. Spiritual persons could describe what was happening on another planet without having to send rockets. And if it is necessary to send rockets, a spiritual person could “travel” in spirit to the location first so the crew would know what to expect and be ready for. Continue reading “Traveling Soul, Infinite Spirit, Being Everywhere”

Eternity and Time

Eternity is not a Measurement of Time

“Eternity and Time: two entirely separate things, we explain, ‘the one having its being in the everlasting kind, the other in the realm of process, in our own universe’. … What then does Eternity mean to those who describe it as something different from Time? … What definition are we to give to Eternity? … It must be at once something in the nature of unity and yet a notion compact of diversity, of a kind. … We sum all into a collected unity once more, a sore life in the Supreme; … a life never varying, nor becoming what it previously was, the thing immutable itself, broken by no interval; and knowing this, we know Eternity.” ~Plotinus

Eternity and Time

Plotinus’ explanation of time and eternity is difficult to follow and the above quote is only a small part of it. The basic idea is really simple. Most people tent to relate the two words and think that Eternity simply means a very long time. A length of time so great that it cannot be measured. But that is not correct. Eternity is not a measurement of time, but a complete denial of it. In short, in a place where eternity exists, time cannot. Likewise, in a place where time rules, eternity cannot dwell. So what are they?


Plotinus goes through a long explanation of why eternity cannot be considered repose simply because time is often thought of as measuring movement. It would mean that the eternal cannot move, yet there are eternal principles or forces that are in constant motion. Eternity is not divisible, while time is. We can break up a year into months, months into weeks, weeks into days and so on. We cannot do that with eternity. You cannot have a half-eternity, or a tenth of eternity. That turns eternity into a large amount of time, and that is not what it is. You might even think of it as anti-time, a force that opposes time and all it stands for. Continue reading “Eternity is not a Measurement of Time”

Eternity and Time

Eternity is not a Long Time

“’The idea of eternity without time is not quite clear to me, although I catch an imperfect conception of the argument advanced. …
‘I simply give you the words of my guide,’ he replied, ‘but you have expressed the idea about it as well as your word language will admit. Such a conception of eternity is more rational to one who, like myself, has lived through an instant that covered, so far as mind is concerned, a million years of time, than is an attempt to grasp a concept of an eternity, without beginning or end. … You have the germ of the idea which may be simply a thought for you to ponder over; you can study the problem at your leisure. Do not, however, I warn you attempt to comprehend the notion of eternity by throwing into it the conception of time as men accept that term.’” ~John Uri Lloyd

All Time

Time, as our human mind understands the concept, implies change. That change includes a beginning and an end. Everything that is subject to time must have had a beginning. And a thing that had a beginning, logically must have an end. It is wishful thinking on the part of materialists to believe that the physical universe will exist forever, while at the same time they accept that it had a beginning, generally known as “The Big Bang”. If the Big Bang, in whatever form it was, created this universe, then there will be a Big Pop that will end it. The exact form of either is debatable at this point. Most likely, though, the “Big Pop” won’t happen in one Earth day, or one Earth week, but over a period of time that may be centuries as we measure time.

A Land of Eternity

The physical world had a beginning, known to most of us as “The Great Fall” though science prefers to call it “The Big Bang”. But even the most materialistic of scientists say that there was something in existence before the Big Bang, which they generally call “The Singularity”. Spiritual people have a different way of seeing this. To us, the worlds (or dimensions) of spirit have always existed, and therefore were around long before the physical. (It is impossible to talk about this without using time terminology since we are such time-oriented beings on the physical and mental levels of being). The physical realms were created by altering some of the spiritual (splitting it, slowing it down, changing it’s vibration rate, etc.) If the spiritual worlds had time also, they would need to have had a beginning, which they don’t.

Eternity is not Time

Eternity does not mean a very long time. It doesn’t mean an infinitely long amount of time. Eternity doesn’t mean a great amount of time anymore than a bear is a really big mouse. Eternity means time doesn’t exist. Period. So let’s consider what that implies.

Time VS Eternity

In a land of time, beings are born, age, and eventually die. In Eternity, things are not born, therefore do not age, and do not die.

With Time, one needs to eat regularly to keep there energy level high enough to continue to live. With Eternity, the flow of spiritual Light continuously “feeds” the spirits so they never hunger, never starve (unless they foolishly leave that realm).

In time, beings need to work, be active, then rest or sleep to recharge. In Eternity, the activity of the spiritual being is continuous.

With time, you have to plan for change, or just let it carry you all over like a piece of driftwood. With Eternity, you continuously move toward the Great Center, the place where we are united with God.

I know some of that sound like time and change do exist in the spiritual realms, but that is only because all human language is very time oriented (think of the three tenses of many words) so it impossible to describe Eternity in any other way. But that doesn’t change the fact that Eternity means time just doesn’t exist in those realms.